Definition of Aureola

1. n. A celestial crown or accidental glory added to the bliss of heaven, as a reward to those (as virgins, martyrs, preachers, etc.) who have overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil.



Definition of Aureola

1. Noun. Radiance of luminous cloud that sorrounds the figure in a painting of a sacred personage. ¹

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Definition of Aureola

1. a halo [n -LAS or -LAE]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aureola

auras
aurate
aurated
aurates
auratic
aureate
aureately
aureation
aurei
aureities
aureity
aurelia
aurelian
aurelians
aurelias
aureola (current term)
aureolae
aureolas
aureole
aureoled
aureoles
aureolic acid
aureoling
aureolæ
aureomycin
aures
aureus
auri-
aurian
auriasis

Literary usage of Aureola

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1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1878)
"The breadth of the aureola we must reject; the existence of the aureola, ... The mere fact that the sun's surface outside the aureola appeared relatively ..."

2. An Inglorious Columbus, Or, Evidence that Hwui Shăn and a Party of Buddhist by Edward Payson Vining (1885)
"... Buddhist sanctuary at Palenque—Description of Stephens—An image of Buddha—The lion-headed couch—The winged globe —The aureola about the figure—Decadence ..."

3. Thunder and Lightning by Wilfrid Fonvielle, Thomas Lamb Phipson (1875)
"MYSTERIOUS aureola. THE ancients, who introduced thunder into all the acts of public and private life, could not suppose that it would neglect to make ..."

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